Motocross Superstar Ricky Carmichael Chooses X-Biking„¢ To Solidify Return

Tallahassee, FL (May 5, 2004) – – Multiple AMA Outdoor and Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael has signed an endorsement contract with Trixter Developments Ltd. to use the Trixter X-Bike¿ indoor mountain bike for training and pre-race warm-ups. The X-Bike uses a patented articulating X-Bar¿ system that creates a “true-to-cycling” full-body workout.

“Trixter’s North America’s Performance Director – Jeannie Pruitt – came out and led me and my personal trainer Aldon Baker through a workout, and I could immediately feel the benefits,” states Carmichael. “It’s an important tool in my training program, and I can’t believe how well it works out my entire body.”

An Irishman named Mick Rice, when he became bored with traditional indoor cycling, went to work in his garage to create a product that provided the benefits of outdoor cycling – indoors. The result was the Trixter indoor “mountain bike” that correctly engages the riders upper body and core musculature as well as providing the lower body and cardiovascular benefits traditionally associated with indoor cycling.

The X-Bike’s freewheeling drivetrain and X-Bar design allows riders to climb, sprint, and immediately shift gears to adjust pedaling resistance; as if riding a real mountain bike. When climbing a steep hill outdoors, you feel the burn in your legs and arms as you torque the handlebars from side to side – the X-Bike provides the same ride indoors with the same physiological benefits. It gets you fit, it’s fun, and benefits come fast during the time-efficient thirty-minute workouts.

“The X-Bike is ideally suited for me to use with Ricky” says Baker. “His heart rate goes up faster, we can isolate muscle groups, and overall we get much better interval training than before. This bike is really good for getting his whole body prepped for the starting line, and for the finish line as well.”

Watch Ricky warm up on his X-Bike when he makes his professional return at the Hangtown Motocross on May 16th, and click here to see Ricky, Aldon, and Jeannie working out on the revolutionary indoor cycle.

The Trixter X-Bike retails for $1195 usd, complete with training manual, owner’s manual, workout profiles and music. Subscriptions for monthly workout updates are available. Check and call the numbers listed below for more information.

About Trixter:

Fit, Fun and Fast. Founded in 2000, Trixter Developments Ltd. designs, manufactures, and markets indoor cycling equipment and programs built to energize people of all ages and enhance their health and fitness. Trixter Developments Ltd. is based in Stroud, England and serves as the company’s corporate and new product development headquarters.

Trixter North America, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Trixter Developments Ltd. is based in Redwood City, California and serves as the global marketing and North and South American sales headquarters. For additional information, visit All American inquiries please call 650.364.7525 and e-mail All Euro-Asian inquiries please call (44) 1453.840.400 and e-mail